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Fatal U-turn crash: 3 killed, 3 others injured when car traveling on wrong side of 210 Freeway crashes into vehicle in Fontana


FONTANA, CA. (KABC) — Three people were killed when a car traveling at high speed in the wrong direction on the 210 Freeway crashed into another vehicle in the Fontana area early Saturday, officials said.

The car, a 2012 Ford, was eastbound on the westbound side of the 210 through Fontana when it crashed into a 2001 Lexus with two adults and three children inside around 6:30 a.m., according to the CHP.

The driver of the wrong-way Ford, a 23-year-old Fontana man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Lexus, a 43-year-old man from Highland, was also killed, as was a 16-year-old female passenger in the Lexus.

There were three other passengers in the Lexus who were also seriously injured in the crash – a 5-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman. All occupants of the Lexus are Highland residents, although it is not known if they are family members. They were transported to local hospitals.

According to CHP dispatch records, witnesses reported the driver of the Ford was swerving in and out of lanes and driving at high speeds of up to 100 mph before crashing near the Citrus Avenue exit.

The crash investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the CHP at (909)980-3994.

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